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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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Equity to Asset 0.68
PNG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. PNG: 0.68 )
PNG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.68

0.47
0.76
Interest Coverage 10.52
PNG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. PNG: 10.52 )
PNG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 12.15
Current: 10.52

3.09
12.15
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.35
M-Score: -2.55
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 20.89
PNG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. PNG: 20.89 )
PNG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.97   Max: 48.28
Current: 20.89

18.97
48.28
Net-margin (%) 37.82
PNG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. PNG: 37.82 )
PNG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 24.95   Max: 39.83
Current: 37.82

24.95
39.83
ROE (%) 11.72
PNG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. PNG: 11.72 )
PNG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.12   Max: 11.72
Current: 11.72

4.12
11.72
ROA (%) 7.84
PNG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. PNG: 7.84 )
PNG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2   Max: 7.84
Current: 7.84

2
7.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.65
PNG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. PNG: 5.65 )
PNG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.17   Max: 5.65
Current: 5.65

3.17
5.65
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

PNG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 15,635 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 934,585 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

PNG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 911,226 sh (-2.5%)
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Q3 2013

PNG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 568,000 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 467,926 sh (-48.65%)
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Q4 2013

PNG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PNG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$21.38 - $23.82 $ 232%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -48.65%0.03%$20.41 - $23.43 $ 235%467926
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-03-31 Add 776.99%0.06%$17.75 - $19.38 $ 2331%876989
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$15.91 - $18.75 $ 2331%0
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Reduce -45.4%0.07%$16.16 - $23.38 $ 2318%666213
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-06-30 Reduce -88.2%0.09%$21.07 - $24.92 $ 230%100000
Ron Baron 2011-03-31 Add 491.87%0.12%$23 - $25.35 $ 23-5%1225145
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-03-31 Add 747.49%0.09%$23 - $25.35 $ 23-5%847489
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 23.90
PNG's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.50 vs. PNG: 23.90 )
PNG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 17.8   Max: 237.73
Current: 23.9

17.8
237.73
P/B 1.56
PNG's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 749 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. PNG: 1.56 )
PNG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.05
Current: 1.56

1.04
2.05
P/S 4.01
PNG's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 787 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. PNG: 4.01 )
PNG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.72   Max: 49.34
Current: 4.01

2.72
49.34
PFCF 16.08
PNG's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 17.00 vs. PNG: 16.08 )
PNG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.89   Max: 31.45
Current: 16.08

13.89
31.45
EV-to-EBIT 29.55
PNG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. PNG: 29.55 )
PNG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21   Max: 49
Current: 29.55

21
49

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 6.22
PNG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
93% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. PNG: 6.22 )
PNG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 8.63
Current: 6.22

0.84
8.63
Dividend Payout 2.21
PNG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
60% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. PNG: 2.21 )
PNG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.24
Current: 2.21

0.93
2.24
Yield on cost (5-Year) 6.22
PNG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. PNG: 6.22 )
PNG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 8.63
Current: 6.22

0.84
8.63

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.30
PNG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. PNG: 2.30 )
PNG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 2.29
Current: 2.3

1.59
2.29
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
PNG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. PNG: 1.00 )
PNG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 11.46
Current: 1

0.72
11.46
Price/Graham Number 1.70
PNG's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
52% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. PNG: 1.70 )
PNG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 2.74
Current: 1.7

1.31
2.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.40
PNG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
51% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PNG: 3.40 )
PNG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 4.8
Current: 3.4

2
4.8

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Regulated Gas
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Traded in other countries:4PN.Germany
PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P., is a Delaware corporation formed by Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. on January 15, 2010. The Company is engaged in acquisition, development, operation and commercial management of natural gas storage facilities. The Company owns and operates three natural gas storage facilities located in Louisiana, Mississippi and Michigan. It also leases storage capacity and pipeline transportation capacity from third parties from time to time in order to increase its operational flexibility and enhance the services it offers to its customers. The Company provides natural gas storage services to a broad mix of customers, including local gas distribution companies, or LDCs, electric utilities, pipelines, direct industrial users, electric power generators, marketers, producers, LNG importers and affiliates of such entities. It generates revenue mainly from the provision of fee-based gas storage services to its customers. The majority of its net revenue from firm storage services is derived from contracts with initial terms that generally range from one year to 10 years in length and pursuant to which customers receive the assured or "firm" right to store gas in its facilities. Under its firm storage contracts, its customers are obligated to pay it fixed monthly capacity reservation fees, which is owed to it regardless of the actual storage capacity utilized. The Company also generate net revenue from the provision of hub services at its facilities and through the merchant storage activities of its commercial marketing group, which captures short term market opportunities by utilizing a portion of its storage capacity and engaging in related commercial marketing activities. The Company's merchant storage activities generate revenue through the hedged purchase and sale of natural gas net of any storage related costs incurred. It utilizes physical storage at its facilities and derivatives to hedge expected margin from these activities. The Company competes with several regional high-deliverability storage facilities along the Gulf Coast as well as the storage services offered by interstate and intrastate pipelines. The Company is subject to regulatory oversight by numerous federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

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